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Baconian

[ bey-koh-nee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines.


noun

  1. an adherent of the Baconian philosophy.

Baconian

/ beɪˈkəʊnɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Francis Bacon, the philosopher, or to his inductive method of reasoning


noun

  1. a follower of Bacon's philosophy
  2. one who believes that plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by Bacon

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Other Words From

  • an·ti-Ba·co·ni·an adjective noun
  • Ba·co·ni·an·ism Ba·co·nism [bey, -k, uh, -niz-, uh, m], noun
  • pre-Ba·co·ni·an adjective noun
  • pro-Ba·co·ni·an adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Baconian1

First recorded in 1805–15; Bacon + -ian

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Example Sentences

Mill, like his Scottish rivals, applies 'Baconian' principles.

Wait half an hour, then open the cell, introduce a Shakespearite and a Baconian, and let them cipher and assume.

The second three of the Baconian six were “presumably” spent by the Stratford lad as apprentice to a butcher.

Of all the important physical discoveries, there is not one which shows that its author made it by the Baconian instrument.

No Baconian creed will in the future limit the operations of the intellect.

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